Date: 2nd October 2017 at 9:22pm
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Everton manager Ronald Koeman still has the “total support” of majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri despite the club’s underwhelming start to the season.

Moshiri thinks the supporters deserve better but believes a tough run of fixtures and injury problems are factors behind Everton’s poor run of results.

Everton were booed off after a 1-0 home defeat to Burnley on Sunday, which Moshiri described as the only “unexpected” loss of the campaign. It leaves the Blues 16th in the Premier League.

Koeman lost the run of himself in the transfer window and shipped in more players than Gary Player in a hall of mirrors.

Gylfi Sigurdsson – Swansea – £44million, Michael Keane – Burnley – £30million, Jordan Pickford – Sunderland – £25million, Davy Klaassen – Ajax – £24million, Nikola Vlasic – Hajduk Split – £8million, Henry Onyekuru – Eupen – £7million, Sandro Ramirez – Malaga – £5.2million, Josh Bowler – QPR – £4million, Nathangelo Markelo- FC Volendam – Undisclosed, Wayne Rooney – Manchester United – Free, Cuco Martina – Southampton – Free, Jose Baxter – Unattached – Free, Boris Mathis – Metz – Free and Anton Donkor – Wolfsburg – Loan.

Everton shipped nearly as many players.

Sunday’s 1-1 draw at St James’ Park left Liverpool in seventh place in the table, already seven points adrift of top two Manchester City and Manchester United after as many games.

However, Klopp is confident his team is on the right track and will continue to improve as the season unfolds.

“We will close the gap, however big it is, and we will see where we end. But it’s all about our own situation, not thinking about where the others are.”

Liverpool spent less buying Naby Keita (July, 2018) – RB Leipzig – £48m+, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Arsenal – £40m, Mo Salah – Roma – £39million and Andrew Robertson – Hull City – £8million but nearly matched Everton’s extreme clean out of players.

Both sides have clearly destabilised themselves and it will fascinating to see where these two are come Christmas.

Echoes of Tottenham’s not so ‘magnificent seven’.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • SeattleSpursGuy October 2, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    A bunch of news outlets are walking back reports of TP dying.

  • SeattleSpursGuy October 2, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Hmmm, LAPD backing off earlier reports of Petty’s death:

    The Los Angeles Police Department issued a statement Monday afternoon amid numerous reports of his death, noting they had “no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty.”

    “Initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources, however the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting,” the statement concluded.

    • Mad Carew October 2, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      A spokesman said they just won’t back down at least until they are at the end of the line.

  • SeattleSpursGuy October 2, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Vegas and Tom Petty. I really hate today.

  • Mad Carew October 2, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    The right to keep and bear arms was influenced by the 1689 English Bill of Rights, an Act of Parliament, which also dealt with personal defence by Protestant English subjects.

    The Bill of Rights did not create a new right to have arms but rather rescinded and deplored acts of the deposed King James II, a Roman Catholic, who had forced the disarming of Protestants, while arming and deploying armed Catholics contrary to Law (among other alleged violations of individual rights). The Bill of Rights provided that Protestants could bear arms for their defence as permitted by law. It also established that the power to regulate the right to bear arms belonged to Parliament, not the monarch.

    • The Boy SPURTSpur 💋 October 2, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      #wikipedia

      • Mad Carew October 2, 2017 at 10:50 pm

        The font of all knowledge

        • The Boy SPURTSpur 💋 October 2, 2017 at 10:53 pm

          Hello Raz. How the devil are you?

          • Mad Carew October 2, 2017 at 10:58 pm

            Hangin in there, finally got a Hospital Appointment for surgery after 14 months wait, was toying with the idea of going private.

            • Harry Hotspur October 2, 2017 at 11:04 pm

              Sounds like you’re free falling there for a while

    • Sexy Beast October 2, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      I’d say that the right to bear arms was written into the constitution after the 1776 declaration of independence, a country born out of oppression so they could defeat the British and protect against a rouge gov in future, hence Jeffersons comment.

  • Sexy Beast October 2, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Freund or Foe October 2, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    No. I see no link between EU powers being unelected, and Spanish police brutality against the Catalonians. None, zip, ninguna.
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    Sexy Beast October 2, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    So the Irish had to vote how many times to ratify the Maastricht agreement?
    The Greeks voted for default.
    The Hungarian prime minister was vilified by Brussels for saying that they faced a rebellion at the hands of migrants.
    And yesterday Spain employed martial law to suppress a vote of independence, but Spain being in the EU doesn’t seem to register with you, and all the other problems that are right in front of us which are a result of the EU ?
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    Sexy Beast October 2, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    I should ask you, show me where the EU is democratic? They laughed at Nigel Farage years ago when he said he would get a referendum and the laughed at him when he said the people of Briton would vote to leave, they didn’t laugh at the result.

    • Freund or Foe October 2, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      Cool, I’ll bring mine here too. It was hard work switching between the two.

      Freund or Foe October 2, 2017 at 10:38 pm
      I should ask you, show me where I’ve said the EU is democratic? Honestly mate, I’m up for a good debate, but you don’t seem to be getting my point. You’re argueing all sorts of nonsense against me as if I’m some the fixed left wing remaining idiot, watching BBC news, drooling. I’m not in any way denying that the EU is undemocratic, I think I may have mentioned that a few times already.

      • Sexy Beast October 2, 2017 at 10:47 pm

        It is the link between a pro EU spanish gov and the crackdown on a vote for independence, there is the link, surely you agree that the spain gov is pro EU, and that the EU is undemoctratic. For me it is obvious. Sorry if i came accross as having a pop, never at you buddy x

        • Freund or Foe October 2, 2017 at 10:53 pm

          I did t think you were having a pop at all. I think you’re sexy, Sexy. But I will repeat, I don’t see a link between the EU being undemocratic and the actions yesterday. The Catalonians don’t want independence because of the EU. I’ve no doubt that the EU don’t want any parts of their membership becoming independent, but you’re suggestion that they have influenced a Spanish government that has always been ferociously against a Catalonian breakaway to attack its own people it’s utterly ludicrous.

          • Sexy Beast October 2, 2017 at 11:03 pm

            The link being that democratically elected governments are not democratic at all, anyway I won this debate and you get the beers in pre wet spam 😂🍺🍺

            • Freund or Foe October 2, 2017 at 11:13 pm

              So by that measure, any action taken by an EU member country that has a pro EU government can be apportioned to the EU, if it is an action that is in the interest of the EU as well? I so don’t buy it, but I’ll buy the drinks. No fuckig way you won, you talked nonsense for most of it.

              • Sexy Beast October 2, 2017 at 11:16 pm

                Imagine the crap i will be saying after a load of free beer hahahaha

                • Freund or Foe October 2, 2017 at 11:19 pm

                  I said I’ll buy it, you’re paying!

                  • Sexy Beast October 2, 2017 at 11:30 pm

                    😳

        • The Boy SPURTSpur 💋 October 2, 2017 at 11:03 pm

          I agree with you Beasty Boy. Not necessarily the undemocratic EU link to the Spain’s violence, but one need look no further than the EU and its programme of total domination to see where the motivation for the Spanish government’s ultra heavy handed approach.

          An independent Catalonia is nort gorntae harpen. It would spell utter disaster for the EU project.

          • Freund or Foe October 2, 2017 at 11:19 pm

            An independent Catalonia is not going to happen. Correct. It would spell disaster for the EU project, hell yes. Is an independent Catalonia not going to happen because it would spell disaster for the EU project?

            • Harry Hotspur October 2, 2017 at 11:35 pm

              Never going to happen – Catalonia joins EU – then so do the Basques and then the natural cycle is that then everyone wants to be separate from even the EU. A self defeating mess. Like eating a double whopper with extra tomatoes, extra mayo and extra mayo.

      • The Boy SPURTSpur 💋 October 2, 2017 at 10:47 pm

        Mine’s hear too, but I’ve no idea what you too are talking about.

        • The Boy SPURTSpur 💋 October 2, 2017 at 10:48 pm

          *two

  • Mad Carew October 2, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    If they can’t act on the Gun Laws they’ll just have to stop Country Music, i suppose we always have to find the upside.

    • Sexy Beast October 2, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      Why didn’t the Nazis go into Switzerland?

      • McG ⚽⚽ October 2, 2017 at 10:39 pm

        Snow idea

      • The Boy SPURTSpur 💋 October 2, 2017 at 10:44 pm

        They did.

        • Sexy Beast October 2, 2017 at 10:50 pm

          Only to deposit their loot in swiss banks, they never invaded because the swiss people are a well armed nation.

          • Mad Carew October 2, 2017 at 11:01 pm

            Yep, you can do a hell of a lot of damage with those Knives.

            • Sexy Beast October 2, 2017 at 11:12 pm

              Firearms Raz, and they still own lots of em.

  • East Stand October 2, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Not sure there’s any way the mood can be lifted, seem to be in this situation a lot lately and this time it wasn’t even an Islamist nutter.

    Don’t you get the impression Klopp doesn’t particularly give a shit?

    • Mad Carew October 2, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      He was a right feckin nutter at the finish, he cares but hasn’t a clue how to fix it, can’t even call Jim these days !

  • Mad Carew October 2, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    19 Rifles almost 800 rounds of ammunition, most places in the World have nutters but America is full of them, don’t need a licence, even if you had a criminal record, can own as many guns as you like. Trump comes onto the lawn and bows his head for a minutes silence, the same guy who backs the NRA to the hilt, how many is too many ?

    • Sexy Beast October 2, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      “You won’t need the second amendment until they come for it”
      Thomas Jefferson

  • 61SpursNut🌰 October 2, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Tom Petty’s snuffed it.

    • Gus October 2, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      Seemed quite young

      • Horndog October 2, 2017 at 10:26 pm

        66

      • Harry Hotspur October 2, 2017 at 10:26 pm

        Kicked the bucket on Route aged 66

    • McG ⚽⚽ October 2, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      Cue the petty jokes..

      • 61SpursNut🌰 October 2, 2017 at 10:30 pm

        I s’pose they Wilbury him?

        • McG ⚽⚽ October 2, 2017 at 10:34 pm

          That’s what usually happens when you reach the end of the line..

  • melcyid October 2, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    the double dippers managers have got at least another 2 weeks wages to trouser before the next prem results are in.

  • sideshowbob October 2, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Terrible act in Vegas..
    How many rounds would you need to fire from that distance to hit so many people ?
    Seems like he had a very good hit ratio..
    58 dead, 515 approx injured, so he had 600 rounds on target ?..

    • McG ⚽⚽ October 2, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      Really??! It was simply a point & spray job…

    • melcyid October 2, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      some injuries wer because of the panic. but there were 22,000 tightly packed so it was fish in a barrel,couldnt miss.

    • Gus October 2, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      How many people need to die before the yanks get serious about gun control FFS. The killer reportedly had close to 20 guns

    • Hartley™ October 2, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      He was shooting fish in a barrel, even his misses hit

      • McG ⚽⚽ October 2, 2017 at 10:24 pm

        Has she been arrested?

        • Gus October 2, 2017 at 10:25 pm

          Girlfriend? Was abroad and reportedly not considered a suspect

        • Hartley™ October 2, 2017 at 10:27 pm

          Oy. 😒

  • melcyid October 2, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    McG was right there is a new blog over here.

    • Castankerous1😠 October 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      It’s just a mirage Melc…

  • East Stand October 2, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Klopp was expected to do more, Koeman is still an unknown quantity in my opinion.

    Tom Petty has passed away, a shame, a nice down to earth guy and very talented.

    • Horndog October 2, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Dark day over here Easty. The nightmare in Las Vegas. Tom Petty gone. Thoughts, sympathies and more to all involved.

      • Castankerous1😠 October 2, 2017 at 10:04 pm

        Agreed HD, horrific scenes in Vegas, my sympathies go out to all affected.

      • Freund or Foe October 2, 2017 at 10:06 pm

        You just can’t imagine being there, utterly fucking helpless.

      • East Stand October 2, 2017 at 10:16 pm

        Of course, it slipped my mind to include the horrific events in Vegas. Truly terrible Horny, my deepest condolences to our American cousins.

      • East Stand October 2, 2017 at 10:19 pm

        When is someone going to do something about the crazy shitfuck gun laws in the U.S? How many mass shootings will it take?

      • Hartley™ October 2, 2017 at 10:22 pm

        Only America can do anything about it Horny, and until it does….

        • East Stand October 2, 2017 at 10:33 pm

          No chance with Trumpington and the quite innocent and wholesome alt-right hoedown…

    • Harry Hotspur October 2, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      He’d been repeatedly telling people he wouldn’t back down – oh well

      • Hartley™ October 2, 2017 at 10:06 pm

        I’m heartbroken.

        • melcyid October 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm

          I see the connection

          • East Stand October 2, 2017 at 10:18 pm

            He was a Heartbreaker after all…

  • Horndog October 2, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Eerily similar.

  • East Stand October 2, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Firsty.